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    This is an untutored group specifically for individual artists to work from the model. We wish to encourage artists to pursue their own vision.

    The session typically starts with a series of short poses, followed by an extended pose after the coffee break.

    Artist tables, drawing boards and stools are available in the studio. Artists bring their own materials. (Most materials can be bought from the Centre’s art shop).

    We welcome artists working at all stages. The environment has developed into a quiet, productive and friendly one.

    Call 01296 589806 for more details or visit the group's 'Meet Up' page by clicking here.


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 16 Dec or 17 Feb

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are popular classes and - due to child safeguarding guidelines - numbers are limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event a particular class fills up you will need to select an alternative creative activity.


    13 Jul
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Patrick
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Block printing a t-shirt with Julia Phillips (please note that you would need to bring along your own t-shirt to work on

    LAST SESSION IS ON SATURDAY 13 JUL - ALL WORKS MUST BE COLLECTED AS WE ARE HAVING A CLEAR OUT OVER THE SUMMER PERIOD
    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

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    Last session on Sat 20 Jul 19

    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are popular classes and - due to child safeguarding guidelines - numbers are limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event a particular class fills up you will need to select an alternative creative activity.


    13 Jul
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Patrick
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Block printing a t-shirt with Julia Phillips (please note that you would need to bring along your own t-shirt to work on

    LAST SESSION IS ON SATURDAY 13 JUL - ALL WORKS MUST BE COLLECTED AS WE ARE HAVING A CLEAR OUT OVER THE SUMMER PERIOD
    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

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    An open pottery class for experienced potters only.

    Fantastic facilities available, including five wheels. Students should pay at reception on arrival.

    This is a drop-in workshop, no advanced booking is necessary.


    Autumn / Winter 2019-20 Season Calendar:

    Sat 14 Sep - Normal
    Sat 21 Sep - Glaze Room only
    Sat 28 Sep - Glaze Room only
    Sat 5 Oct - Glaze Room only
    Sat 12 Oct - Normal
    Sat 19 Oct - Pottery Room only
    Sat 26 Oct - Normal
    Sat 2 Nov - HALF TERM - CENTRE CLOSED
    Sat 9 Nov - CRAFT FAIR - NO SESSION
    Sat 16 Nov - Normal
    Sat 23 Nov - Glaze Room only
    Sat 30 Nov - Normal

    Christmas Holiday

    Sat 11 Jan - Glaze Room only
    Sat 18 Jan - Glaze Room only
    Sat 25 Jan - Normal
    Sat 1 Feb - NO SESSION
    Sat 8 Feb - Glaze Room only
    Sat 15 Feb - Normal
    Sat 22 Feb - HALF TERM - CENTRE CLOSED

    Please note that the above schedule might change nearer at the time.


    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

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    Three-week course: 7 Sep, 14 Sep & 21 Sep, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Six-week course: 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct & 26 Oct, 11am-2pm
    Tutor: Beatrice Benedek

    For ages 16+

    Target Group:
    - Drama Students in Bucks/Herts/Oxford
    - A-level students preparing for university/drama schools
    - Semi-professionals actors
    - People wishing to deepen their skills and knowledge in acting
    - People who are looking for short courses in theatre and performance


    Requirements:
    - Previous knowledge and experience as actors/performers
    - Previous experience in staged productions (amateur/semi--professional/professional)
    - Keen interest in exploring versatile fields of theatre
    - Working collaboratively with other participants
    - Ability to keep a focussed and professional manner during the sessions
    - Proactive approach to the subjects explored within the sessions
    - Acceptance, tolerance, patience and respect for all participants and facilitators of the course


    What to expect:
    - Relaxed and positive environment to explore elements of the stage craft
    - A deeper understanding and hands-on approach to theatre exercises and methods
    - In-depth exploration of scene-work, actor-character relationship, influence of nature and immediate surroundings
    - Understanding the fundamentals of diffrent theatre styles


    This workshop is going to explore different approaches of interpreting theatre scenes. The material will be made up of an eclectic mix of scenes from different European playwrights, of different eras and of different genres. We will work in groups, collaboratively interpreting the assigned scenes and finishing the sessions with the presentation of the work to the rest of the attendees.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

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    Click for more info....Unbound - Facebook Page

    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners. Learn all about hand building techniques including pinch pots and coiling to create unique works of ceramics.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

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    Three-week course: 5 Oct, 12 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course builds on the beginner's drawing class, advancing the key techniques of shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at those who have attended Leila's beginner's drawing class, as well as those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Two-week course: 12 Oct & 19 Oct, 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Tutor: Dario Knight

    For ages 16+

    This two-week course is perfect for playwrights of all experience levels - whether you're just starting out or are looking to polish up your skills.

    Explore the key pillars of script writing for the stage, including creating characters, developing plots, polishing your dialogue and weaving a gripping narrative.

    During the two sessions you'll have a chance to write and develop a brand new scene for the stage, led by guided writing exercises as well as some free writing time.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Unbound - Facebook Page

    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners, especially those who attended the 'Hand Building Pottery' class in September / October. Learn all about the different techniques available to you to create beautiful patterns and textures on your hand-built ceramic work.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

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    Three-week course: 11 Jan, 18 Jan & 25 Jan, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Saturday 1st February, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

    You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

    What to bring:
    - Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 29 Feb (No class on 22 Feb), 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will give you an introduction to watercolours. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet to paint a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch, and a fan brush)
    - Watercolour paper
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com